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Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) 

At Sandfield Close Primary School we are fortunate to have a DSP

Our DSP is called The Sunshine Room

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Admission information about our Sunshine Room:

A child must have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and our Sunshine Room is set up to meet the needs of children in the area of communication and interaction.

Decisions about admission to our Sunshine Room cannot be made by the school and children will be allocated a place by Leicester City Special Education Services (SES).

Our Sunshine Room is unable to cater for children with complex sensory, physical and medical needs.

The maximum number of spaces in our Sunshine room is 10 places.

We are a primary DSP and are able to take children from Reception age to Year 6.

Adults in our DSP:

SENDCo: Mrs Master

DSP Lead Teacher: Ms Glover

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Palak

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Teli

Lunchtime Supervisor: Mrs Patel and Mrs Dudhaiya

Transport from home to school

Transport will be provided in accordance with the Local Authority SEND transport policy. Please click on the link below to find more information.


Our Sunshine Room Aims To:


Identifying and Reviewing Need

The DSP will operate with the framework from the revised SEND code of Practise 2014 and Local Authority Guidelines.

All children with an EHCP will have individualised targets. Progress towards these targets will be continually monitored by the DSP staff and the SENDCo

Targets are reviewed three times a year formally, one of which will be the annual EHCP review with parents and careers. At the annual review of the EHCP the child may be set new targets in collaboration with other professionals and parents.

Inclusion and Access to School

We aim for our children in the Sunshine Room to benefit from our whole school inclusive system. The Sunshine Room is a valued and integrated part of Sandfield Close Primary School. Children will have specific lessons in the DSP but the aspiration is that children will then have lessons, where children have strengths, in the school with their peers. When children our ready, they will receive the levels of support needed to enable them to progress within the mainstream environment. The curriculum will reflect the needs of the children and provide them with focused and meaningful learning which addresses the social, communication and interaction needs for each child.

Home School Links

Parent and carers are actively encouraged to be involved with all aspects of their child’s education. Parents evening are held twice a year (October and February), EHCP reviews are held yearly. Parents and carers are welcome in school at any time and appointments can be made via the school office to arrange a meeting with the teacher at their convenience.

All parents can have access to communication links with school via the use of phone calls, email, parent mail and ClassDojo.

Links Beyond School

Staff will have access to training and a full range of services from the Local Authority and Specialist Education Service (SES). Our DSP staff aim to network with other Local Leicester DSPs.

Contact Details:

If you would like to know more or would like to visit our Sunshine Room, Please make an appointment to meet Mrs Master via our school office.

Contact Number: 0116 2660333

Email: offfice@sandfieldclose.leicester.sch.uk

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